US-based Secant Medical has developed a new 3-D biomedical textile engineering technology, which simplifies challenges of biocompatibility, design and construction, and material properties.
Designed by integrating traditional textile engineering with advanced biomaterials, the 3-D textile technology leverages Secant’s expertise in developing medical textiles for use in implantable medical applications.
Said to be capable of producing high-quality, mass-engineered structures with a high degree of repeatability, the technology transforms a simple, synthetic textile into an elastomeric scaffold which allows the researcher a broad range of bioresorbable polymers for the structural design.
These 3-D structures’ biomechanical properties are further enhanced by the using the company’s proprietary bioelastomer Regenerez.
Secant Medical president Jeff Robertson said: "Our 3-D biomedical textile engineering technology offers a potential solution to help our customers’ resolve the complex challenges of biocompatibility, design and construction, and material properties.
"Our company was built on innovation and this is just another example of the expertise we can provide to our customers."
Currently, the company is developing an anatomical scaffold prototype based on the trachea.
In order to meet demographic demands, the patent pending technology provides the researcher with off-the-shelf scaffolds for a range of structures in various sizes.
Image: The trachea scaffold prototype displays an anatomical design and was created using Secant Medical’s 3-D textile engineering technology. Photo: Business Wire.